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All Saints Church of England Primary and Nursery School

Expectations of a Church School


All Saints C of E Primary School – Church School Expectations.

As a church school we ensure the following:

ï‚· That the school is led by a Head teacher committed, (supported by staff and governors), to establishing and maintaining the Christian character of the school

ï‚· Have a meaningful daily act of Collective Worship

ï‚· Incorporate the values of the Christian faith

ï‚· Provide a Christian understanding of the world and the place of humanity within it, reflected in worship and the daily life of the school

ï‚· Work within a framework of discipline that demonstrates a readiness to seek and offer forgiveness

ï‚· Be committed to openness and honesty

ï‚· Begin to share the Christian hope and experience that the greatest power in life and beyond is selfless love

ï‚· Provide a knowledge of how to pray and of liturgy, respecting those of other faiths who cannot engage in the liturgy of Christian worship

ï‚· Provide an awareness of the challenge of the spiritual life within everyday experience

ï‚· Respect the beliefs of other faiths, but be confident in its own by providing an experience of what it is like to live in a community that celebrates the Christian faith

ï‚· Promote a sense of inclusion and involve the leaders of other faiths as appropriate

ï‚· Celebrate the identity and nature of culturally and ethnically diverse groups

ï‚· Ensure religious education is given between 5-10% of curriculum time

ï‚· Ensure that the character and quality of RE is a particular concern of the Headteacher and Governing Body.

ï‚· Observe the major Christian festivals, and where other faiths are present, ensure that those faiths are able and encouraged to mark their major festivals with integrity

ï‚· Maintain an active and affirming relationship with the parish church/es

ï‚· Proclaim that it is a church school and confidently share its Christian vision inside and outside the school